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## 10 Sample **Grade 5 PSSA** Math Practice Questions

1- How long is the line segment shown on the number line below?

☐A. 6

☐B. 7

☐C. 8

☐D. 9

2- If a rectangle is 30 feet by 45 feet, what is its area?

☐A. 1350

☐B. 1250

☐C. 1000

☐D. 870

3- If a vehicle is driven 32 miles on Monday, 35 miles on Tuesday, and 29 miles on Wednesday, what is the average number of miles driven each day?

☐A. 32

☐B. 33

☐C. 34

☐D. 35

4- Peter traveled 120 miles in 4 hours and Jason traveled 160 miles in 8 hours. What is the ratio of the average speed of Peter to average speed of Jason?

☐A. 3 : 2

☐B. 2 : 3

☐C. 5 : 9

☐D. 5 : 6

5- If \(x=- 8\), which equation is true?

☐A. \(x(2x-4)=120\)

☐B. \(8 (4-x)=96\)

☐C. \(2 (4x+6)=79\)

☐D. \(6x-2=-46\)

6- A circle has a diameter of 8 inches. What is its approximate circumference?

(\(π = 3.14\))

☐A. 6.28 inches

☐B. 25.12 inches

☐C. 34.85 inches

☐D. 35.12 inches

7- A woman owns a dog walking business. If 3 workers can walk 9 dogs, how many dogs can 5 workers walk?

☐A. 13

☐B. 15

☐C. 17

☐D. 19

8- What are the coordinates of the intersection of x–axis and the y–axis on a coordinate plane?

☐A. \((5, 5)\)

☐B. \((1, 1)\)

☐C. \((0, 0)\)

☐D. \((0, 11)\)

9- Jack added 19 to the product of 16 and 26. What is this sum?

☐A. 61

☐B. 330

☐C. 435

☐D. 135

10- Joe makes $4.75 per hour at his work. If he works 8 hours, how much money will he earn?

☐A. $32.00

☐B. $34.75

☐C. $36.50

☐D. $38.00

11- Which of the following is an obtuse angle?

☐A. 89\(^\circ\)

☐B. 55\(^\circ\)

☐C. 143\(^\circ\)

☐D. 235\(^\circ\)

12- What is the value of \(6 – 3 \frac{4}{9}\)?

☐A. \(\frac{23}{9}\)

☐B. \(3\frac{4}{9}\)

☐C. \(-\frac{1}{9}\)

☐D. \(\frac{42}{9}\)

13- The bride and groom invited 220 guests for their wedding. 190 guests arrived. What percent of the guest list was not present?

☐A. \(90\%\)

☐B. \(20\%\)

☐C. \(23.32\%\)

☐D. \(13.64\%\)

14- Frank wants to compare these two measurements.

\(18.023 kg \space …….. \space 18,023 g\)

Which symbol should he use?

☐A. \(<\)

☐B. \(>\)

☐C. \(≠\)

☐D. \(=\)

15- Aria was hired to teach three identical 5th grade math courses, which entailed being present in the classroom 36 hours altogether. At $25 per class hour, how much did Aria earn for teaching one course?

☐A. $50

☐B. $300

☐C. $600

☐D. $1400

16- In a classroom of 60 students, 22 are male. What percentage of the class is female?

☐A. \(51\%\)

☐B. \(59\%\)

☐C. \(63\%\)

☐D. \(73\%\)

17- In a party, 6 soft drinks are required for every 9 guests. If there are 171 guests, how many soft drinks are required?

☐A. 9

☐B. 27

☐C. 114

☐D. 171

18- While at work, Emma checks her email once every 90 minutes. In 9 hours, how many times does she check her email?

☐A. 4 Times

☐B. 5 Times

☐C. 6 Times

☐D. 7 Times

19- In a classroom of 44 students, 18 are male. About what percentage of the class is female?

☐A. \(63\%\)

☐B. \(51\%\)

☐C. \(59\%\)

☐D. \(53\%\)

20- A florist has 516 flowers. How many full bouquets of 12 flowers can he make?

☐A. 40

☐B. 41

☐C. 43

☐D. 45

## Best **Grade 5 PSSA** Math Exercise Resource for 2020

## Answers:

1- **D**

The line segment is from 1 to\( -8\). Therefore, the line is 9 units.

\(1 –(-8)= 1+8=9\)

2- **A**

Use area of rectangle formula.

Area \(=\) length \(×\) width \(⇒ A = 30 × 45 ⇒ A = 1,350\)

3-** A**

\(average (mean) = \frac{sum \space of \space terms}{number \space of \space terms}⇒ average= \frac{32+35+29}{3}⇒ average = 32\)

4- **A**

Peter’s speed \(= \frac{120}{4}= 30\)

Jason’s speed \(= \frac{160}{8}=20\)

\(\frac{The \space average \space speed \space of \space peter}{The \space average \space speed \space of \space Jason}=\frac{30}{20}\)

equals to: \(\frac{3}{2}\)or 3 : 2

5- **B**

Plug in \(x=- 8\) in each equation.

\(x(2x-4)=120→(-8)(2(-8)-4)=(-8)×(-16-4)=160\)

\(8 (4-x)=96→8(4-(-8)=8(12)=96\)

\(2 (4x+6)=79→2(4(-8)+6)=2(-32+6)=-52\)

\(6x-2=-46→6(-8)-2=-48-2=-50\)

Only option B is correct.

6- **B**

The diameter of the circle is 8 inches. Therefore, the radius of the circle is 4 inches.

Use circumference of circle formula.

\(C = 2πr ⇒ C = 2 × 3.14 × 4 ⇒ C = 25.12\)

7- **B**

3 workers can walk 9 dogs ⇒ 1 workers can walk 3 dogs.

5 workers can walk \((5 × 3) 15\) dogs.

8- **C**

The horizontal axis in the coordinate plane is called the x-axis. The vertical axis is called the y-axis. The point at which the two axes intersect is called the origin. The origin is at 0 on the x-axis and 0 on the y-axis.

9- **C**

\(19 + (16 × 26) = 19 + 416 = 435\)

10- **D**

1 hour: \($4.75\)

8 hours: \(8 × $4.75 = $38\)

11- C

An obtuse angle is an angle of greater than 90\(^\circ\) and less than 180\(^\circ\). From the options provided, only option C (143 degrees) is an obtuse angle.

12- **A**

\(6 – 3\frac{4}{9}=\frac{54}{9}-\frac{31}{9}=\frac{23}{9}\)

13- **D**

The number of guests that are not present are \((220 – 190) 30\) out of \(220 =\frac{30}{220}\)

Change the fraction to percent:

\(\frac{30}{220}×100\%=13.64\%\)

14- **D**

Each kilogram is 1,000 grams.

18,023 grams \(= (\frac{18,023}{1,000}) =18.023\) kilograms.

Therefore, two amounts provided are equal.

15- **B**Aria teaches 36 hours for three identical courses. Therefore, she teaches 12 hours for each course. Aria earns $25 per hour. Therefore, she earned $300 (\(12 × 25\)) for each course.

16- **C**

The number of female students in the class is \((60 – 22) 38\) out of \(60 = \frac{38}{60}\)

Change the fraction to percent:

\(\frac{38}{60} 3 ×100\%=63\%\)

17- **C**

Write a proportion and solve.

\(\frac{6 \space soft \space drinks}{9 \space guests}=\frac{x}{171 \space guests}\)

\(x =\frac{171×6}{9}⇒x=114\)

18- **C**

Every 90 minutes Emma checks her email.

In 9 hours (540 minutes), Emma checks her email \((540 ÷ 90) 6\) times.

19- **C**

There are 44 students in the class. 18 of the are male and 26 of them are female.

26 out of 44 are female. Then:

\(\frac{26}{44}=\frac{x}{100}→2,600=44x→x=2,600÷44≈59\%\)

20- **C**

Divide the number flowers by \(12: 516 ÷ 12 = 43\)

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